By Julia Easterlin, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work.
Earth, Ash, Us was commissioned by the Center for Faith & Work during the artist’s residency in Spring 2014. In this piece, the artist seeks to explore and demonstrate themes of interdependence and empathy through acapella performance. As stated by musician Brian Eno, “When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a [collective] consciousness, because acapella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. …That way lies empathy, the great social virtue.”
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